FILE PHOTO: A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday, after three straight session of gains, but upbeat earnings from Dow Industrial component Home Depot limited losses.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 48.93 points, or 0.19%, at the open to 26,086.86. The S&P 500 .SPX opened lower by 4.64 points, or 0.16%, at 2,919.01. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 13.45 points, or 0.17%, to 7,989.36 at the opening bell.

Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru

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